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Stephen Skelton MW on Wine Talks British Business

Stephen Skelton MW on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Stephen Skelton MW on Wine Talks British Business   For more on Stephen please see his website : English Wine. Stephen Skelton has been involved with growing vines and making wine since 1975. He spent two years in Germany, working at Schloss Schönborn in the Rheingau and studying at Geisenheim, the world-renowned winegrowing and winemaking college, with the late Professor Helmut Becker. In 1977 he returned to the UK to establish the vineyards at Tenterden in Kent (now the home of the UK’s largest wine producer, Chapel Down Wines), and made wine there for 22...

Simon Thorpe MW and Wine GB CEO on Wine Talks British Business

Simon Thorpe MW and Wine GB CEO on Wine Talks British Business

Simon has more than 30 years’ experience in different commercial sectors of the wine industry, including senior roles with Waitrose, Constellation, Negociants and Fells. He has been a board member of both the Institute of Masters of Wine and the WSET, and continues to work with both organisations. Passionate about the British wine industry, he took over the role as CEO of WineGB in October 2020 and was appointed to the Board on 13th April 2021. Simon lives in the beautiful county of Shropshire, and spends his spare time with his wife Louise and three sons, walking the dogs, weeding...

Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business

Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business Annabelle Bond, OBE, earned the title "fastest woman climber in the world" in 2005 after scaling the highest peaks on the seven continents in just 360 days. At the end of 2003, she began intensive training with a Chilean team 6 months prior to going to Everest. She reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 15th 2004, the fourth British woman to stand on top of the world. After climbing Mount Everest, Annabelle went on to climb the other six mountains that comprise the Seven Summits, making...

Steven Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business

Steven Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · 1/2 Stephen Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business     The English Wine Collection · 2/2 Stephen Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business Steven Spurrier born 5th October 1941, was educated at Rugby School and the London School of Economics. In 1964 he joined the wine trade as a trainee with Christopher and Co (established 1665). In 1970 he moved to Paris and purchased Les Caves de la Madeleine, a small shop in the centre of the city, and in 1973 opened L'Academie du Vin, the first independent wine school in France. As a partner, he...

Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business

Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business  Image of Simon taken  in the Directors’ Dining Room at St James’s Street. Image Credit Jamie Coreth (the artist)  Simon Berry joined Berry Bros. & Rudd - representing the seventh generation of his family to do so - in 1977.  He became Marketing Director in 1987, was elected to the Board in 1994, and was appointed Chairman in January 2005. He retired on his 60th Birthday in November 2017. He spent two years working in France for various wine producers before joining the...